post #61 of 241
4/24/06 at 6:56am
Originally Posted by comabereni
There is a strong tendency to disrupt your system with an upgrade with promise only to discover the synergy has evaporated. When this happens, do you get rid of the upgrade part and return to the magic? Not usually. Instead, you look for something else to upgrade. Of course everyone should experiment and see what's out there, but trust me just a little when I say that you should really think hard before disrupting a system that gives you goosebumps. You may find after spending hundreds or thousands that all you are is that much wiser as you return to what really did it for you in the first place. In the meantime, you could have used the money to fill in your music collection.
Originally Posted by sbulack
Welly, I've GOT to ask you about this one. I remember your putting Head-Fi on "official notice" about the date when you were going to send your Pioneer to Modwright, and then your lengthy review of the Pioneer when it came back. I remember that you'd said that Modwright had transformed it from a piece of audio gear into a musical instrument in its own right which delivered, not just better sound, but conveyed the essential emotion and feel of the music. Your impression of the modded equipment was that you'd obtained a tool which would allow you to experience the art in the music in a way which had been lacking previously.
This impression has transformed over time to modded equipment as one of your top ten mistakes.